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will testify at the senate hearing and the nra's chief executive, wayne lapierre. law enforcement officials and constitutional experts. >>> a new poll finds a majority of americans say politicians are exploiting the sandy hook tragedy. the survey conducted by reason group found 52% believe elected officials are using the deadly shooting for political gain. 41% feel politicians are acting responsibly, sun% undecided. >>> new at 6, john curry addressed the senate for the -- john kerry addressed the senate for the final time today. he discussed the honor of serving in the senate and got choked up when talking about some of his fellow politicians. >> standing here at this desk that once belonged -- at this desk that once belonged to president kennedy and to ted kennedy, i can't help but be reminded that even our nation's greatest leaders and all the rest of us are merely temporary workers. >> reporter: william mo cowen is appointed to fill kerry's vacant senate seat until a special election is held in june. >>> on severe weather watch tonight, a large storm system makes its way to our region an
not convince her to drop a paternity suit. we'll have more information as it is available. >>> nra up in arms following president obama's actions to strengthen gun laws after the tragic shootings in newtown, connecticut and aurora, colorado. the organization reaching out to 400 million members in a bid to fight the new restrictions. >> this announcement by the president was less about protecting our children than it was about using our children to promote an antigun agenda. an agenda he's had most of his political life. >> it includes a ban on assault weapons and high capacity clips and institute background checks for all gun buyers. >>> two northern virginia lawmakers showed how easy it is to buy a weapon. they posted video of themselves purchasing a handgun and ammunition clip at a recent gun show. men trying to make a point about tighter gun restrictions in virginia. this will probably be an uphill battle. >> reporter: virginia legislator is gun-friendly. even visitors can bring handguns inside the state house if they have a concealed weapons permit. in virginia those permits are easy to g
. >> reporter: a spokesman for the nra did not have an immediate response to the rally. in the past, the nra opposed any further restrictions on gun sales. laura. >> thank you. >>> i want to give you a leave look outside. there is -- a live look outside. there is some lingering snow on the ground and a chill in the air for sure. a mid-week warm-up could be on the way. gwen tolbart is tracking the forecast. we looking forward to the warm- up. >> reporter: i think everybody is, laura. >> yeah. >> it's been bitterly cold. let's look at the maps and we'll put this together and show you some of the numbers from today. and where things might be headed. 37 degrees our high at reagan national airport; 33 dulles and 34, bwi thurgood marshal. these temperatures are almost continue degrees and we should be at least into the low 30s and didn't make it. right now, it's currently 32 in annapolis; 33, d.c. and we have 32 at baltimore and 27 at gaithersburg. that is the same at frederick and 30 degrees at dulles. a few snow flurries that made their way to the course of today. right now, not a lot is happeni
destroys all of the kind of tales that it's nra is trying to weave about young people and guns. >> reporter: president obama revealed in an interview with the new republic, he takes guests skeet shooting all the time and "i have a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that trace back in this condition for generations and i think those who dismiss that out of hand make a big mistake." we heard from congressman paul ryan this morning. >> let's go beyond this debate and get deeper. what's our policy on mental illness? what's going on in our culture that produces this kind of thing? and i hope we don't skip past that and bring out political ideas that recycle failed policies of the past. >> reporter: ryan's republican colleagues, congresswoman marsha backburn says -- >> doing a so-called assault weapons ban is going after a symptom and as teachers have said to me, don't focus on whatever is the weapon. get to the root cause. >> reporter: senator feinstein said she doesn't expect a vote on her proposed legislation for a while. in washington, peter doocy, fox news. >>> the president's st
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